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Press Release: GMC consultation proposes new time limits for publishing sanctions

03 July 2015

New time limits proposed for how long sanctions on a doctor’s registration are published online or made available to the public.

Press Release: GMC seeks views on enhancing doctors’ professional skills and capabilities

03 July 2015

The GMC and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) have launched a consultation aimed at making doctors better professionals, communicators and leaders.

Web News: New GMC consultation on credentialing will help patients to have increased confidence in their doctors

03 July 2015

We have launched a joint consultation with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges on a new process called credentialing

Press Release: Employers urged to create conditions which encourage doctors, nurses and midwives to admit mistakes

29 June 2015

When things go wrong patients should expect a face to face explanation and apology from doctors, nurses and midwives according to new guidance from the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Press Release: Doctors to help shape the future of revalidation

26 June 2015

A major independent evaluation has been launched to help shape the future of revalidation.

Web News: Essential maintenance to some key systems Sunday 21 June from 10:00 to 16:00

18 June 2015

Advance notice that some key systems will be unavailable.

Press Release: Give patients time to think before cosmetic procedures, doctors told

08 June 2015

Doctors who carry out cosmetic procedures must allow patients time to think before agreeing to go ahead with treatment, according to new guidance from the General Medical Council (GMC).

Press Release: GMC Council approves development of UK medical licensing assessment

04 June 2015

The GMC Council has approved a plan to work with partners to develop a unified assessment for every doctor seeking to practise in the UK.

GMC Statement: GMC responds to the Queen’s Speech

27 May 2015

The GMC highlights the need for further reform of medical regulation

Web News: How professional are medical students?

14 May 2015

At the end of last year, we ran a survey to find out more about the professional values of the UK’s medical students. Over 2,500 students took part to tell us what they thought.